Swedish disaster movie picked up in Asian territories

After the success of Norway’s disaster movie The Wave, a Swedish take on the genre has been announced.

Titled The Unthinkable (Den blomstertid nu kommer), the film sees Sweden threatened by a mysterious attack, and the main character Alex is forced back to his childhood town. He reunites with his youth sweetheart Anna and together they try to survived.

The main actor Christoffer Nordenrot co-wrote the script with Victor Danell. The film was created by a Swedish film collective called Crazy Picture, which started off as a home for five school friends and self-taught filmmakers. Together, they made fifteen short films before raising the money for their first feature, which is this disaster movie. The movie was funded by Kickstarter. 

The Unthinkable has been sold to key territories around the world. It was picked up by Ascot Elite for German-speaking territories, New Select for Japan, and Times Vision for China. Other territories include Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei, South Korea and Spain. France and Italy are still in negotiations. The sales agency is SF Studios.

The local release date is set for Midsummer in June.

You can watch the trailer below.




Emma Vestrheim

Emma Vestrheim is the editor-in-chief of Cinema Scandinavia. Originally from Australia, she is now based in Bergen, Norway, and attends major Nordic film festivals to conduct interviews and review new films.

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